Jonathan Woody, Bass-Baritone
Bass-baritone Jonathan Woody is a sought-after performer of early and new music in New York and across the United States. Equally comfortable as soloist and ensemble member, Jonathan is a member of the Grammy®-nominated Choir of Trinity Wall Street, where he has earned praise as "charismatic" and "riveting" from the New York Times for his solo work. In 2016, Jonathan was named the winner of the first Tafelmusik Vocal Competition in Toronto, Canada, and subsequently made his debut as soloist with Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. Other recent solo engagements include the premiere of Ted Hearne's The Source at Brooklyn Academy of Music, a nationwide tour of Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610 with Apollo's Fire, and appearances with American Classical Orchestra, New York Baroque Incorporated, Bach Collegium San Diego, Nashville Symphony, Pegasus Early Music, and Spire Chamber Ensemble. Festival credits include Carmel Bach Festival (as 2013 Virginia Best Adams Fellow), Oregon Bach Festival (as 2014 Vocal Fellow), American Bach Soloists Academy, and Amherst Early Music (appearing with New York Polyphony). Jonathan has joined Opera Lafayette, Gotham Chamber Opera, New Amsterdam Presents and Beth Morrison Productions for recent staged productions, and was a 2015-2016 Vocal Fellow for American Opera Projects’ Composers and the Voice forum. Jonathan has recorded with the Choir of Trinity Wall Street under the Musica Omnia label and with New York Polyphony under the BIS Records label. Jonathan holds degrees from the University of Maryland, College Park, and McGill University and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.